Don’t Wait To Address Problems

Don’t Wait To Address Problems

This weekend I did a phone consultation with a family with an aggressive Rottweiler. In addition to being very aggressive with strangers, he also shows aggressive behavior toward his human family. He will not let anyone handle him, resource guards just about...
A Day in Your Dog’s Fur

A Day in Your Dog’s Fur

The more I’m around dogs the more I realized how they hold the secret to a happy life. No, I don’t mean butt sniffing and leg humping (although I do enjoy both now and again). I’m talking about the things that really matter. Most people have heard that dogs are...
The Little Things

The Little Things

Life moves at the speed of life. It doesn’t wait for you to catch and won’t give you more time if you haven’t finished everything you need to get done. There’s no way to slow it down and there is little chance of getting more hours added to the day. Getting to...
How to Pet a Dog

How to Pet a Dog

Although Dog Bite Prevention Week doesn’t take place until May (15th – 21st), I feel it’s never too soon to talk about ways to prevent dog bites from occurring. The sad thing about when dogs bite people is that most could easily be avoided. All you need is a little...
State of Mind Dog Training

State of Mind Dog Training

One of the most difficult questions I get asked regularly is “what kind of dog trainer are you?” It seems like such a simple request, but for me there’s no easy way answer that. People who ask that question are usually expecting one of two answers: dog whisperer or...
Realistic Expectations

Realistic Expectations

When I look back on the nine years I’ve spent with my dog Hayley, I cringe at some of the stupid mistakes I made when I first got her. Back then, I wasn’t a trainer – I was just a guy getting his first dog, with pretty much no real knowledge of how to train or...

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